Documents: Lori Daybell reveals more on children’s deaths and wants to meet with Chad Daybell
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ST. ANTHONY — Lori Vallow Daybell says her children died in her brother’s apartment, she wants to meet with her husband for “strategy sessions” and she believes she does not qualify for the death penalty.
That’s according to several new motions filed by her attorneys within the past week.
Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell are charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan – two of Lori’s children – along with Chad’s previous wife, Tammy Daybell. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty.
The couple is scheduled to be tried together this spring. Before it begins, Lori wants permission from District Judge Steven Boyce to communicate with Chad.
“With settlement proposals, mediation, motions and trial fast approaching, Lori and Chad would like to be able to talk together in person and on the phone about their options,” Jim Archibald, Lori’s attorney, wrote in a motion.
The couple was married in Hawaii on Nov. 5, 2019, and Lori was arrested the following February. Archibald noted she spoke with Chad on multiple recorded jail phone calls until he was arrested on June 9, 2020.
Since then, they have only talked to each other one time, according to Archibald. It was on an arranged call in July 2022 between Chad, Lori and their attorneys.